Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
's not unprecedented. three presidents in the past have done the same. the first belonged to president lincoln. he used it in his swearing-in in 1861. and the second belonged to martin luther king jr. it was his traveling bible and it's fitting because today is martin luther king day. after the swearing-in, the president and the first lady family and friends, congressional leaders all head in to statuary hall for lunch. this is a tradition that dates back to 1889. they'll dine on bison and good old-fashioned apple pie. >> we go to chief correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. he's covering his 12th inaugurations. good morning. >> actually it's 13. i came to lbj's with my mom. she got an invitation. the first one i covered, you're absolutely right, was 1968. and hearing robert gibbs talk about he will stress togetherness and trying to you know, heal this partisan divide it made me think of theodore roosevelt in his inaugural speech. he said at one point our relations with other powers are important, he said, but even more important are our relations among o
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
. this was a crisis in 1861 when lincoln was elected and he couldn't respond to the cessation of the southern states. another was in 1933. roosevelt, the depression going on roosevelt could do nothing to respond. hoover was the lame duck president. it was decided to move it up to january so the new president could respond more quickly to a crisis. >> if it's on sunday january 20th do they have to move it? >> the constitution says the president must take the oath of office at noon on january 20th. that's been the tradition. back in the 19th sentry they moved it a day. now the president takes the oath on the 20th which is sunday and takes it again publicly on the 21st. the constitution requires that it is done on the 20th. >> and president obama being sworn in this year on martin luther king day, the significance of that? >> a lot of tremendous symbolism here. first of all he's using martin luther king's bible and the lincoln bible. we're talking about lincoln with the movie. this is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. there is a monument to dr. king. 50
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
when lincoln was elected. another was in 1933. we saw roosevelt. the depression was going on. roosevelt couldn't do nothing respond. hoover was a lame-.cal president. they decided to move it up so the new president could respond more quickly to a crisis. >> if it's on sunday, january 20th, do they have to move it? >> the constitution says the president must take the oath of office at noon on january 20th. that's been the tradition in the 20th century. back in the 19th century, they move it day. now the president takes the oath on sunday and takes it publicly on the 21st, but the constitution requires it's done on the 20th that this year he'll be sworn in on martin luther king day. what's the significance of that? >> a lot of symbolism. first he's using martin luther king's bible and lincoln's bible. we're talking about lincoln with the movie. this is the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. there's a monument. 50 years after "i have a dream," there's a memorial. so this story of race, slavery, civil rights and its involvement in our history is so important, so i think it'
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
lincoln says her job it -- her job is to make this look easy which it is not. >> you made it to be really strong honestly to do this work. gravity is there all the time. we're not gravity defying. so your poor muscles and all the strength in your back and stomach have to hold your body up to create the illusion that you're standing on a wall. >> reporter: the only way to understand just how hard this is is to try it. >> i want you to just realize where you are. >> reporter: amelia took me to the great wall of oakland, california, the troupe's home base. >> reporter: that is locked. they put me in a safety harness -- >> the word danger -- >> reporter: i love that it says "danger" right on here. and before i knew it -- here we go over the wall. >> two of us together. hanging out on the wall in oakland. >> reporter: we were 115 feet in the air, and i learned how tough this really is. >> your core has to be really strong. your general fitness level has to be high. give me your hand. run. good. >> reporter: that is the most fun. >> back -- turn your head to one si